Oedipus the King. Oedipus the King also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex , is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Riddle of the Sphinx. Greek mythology S phinx sat outside of Thebes asked travelers a riddle.
Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE
"Man, who crawls in infancy, walks upright in his prime, and leans on a cane in old age."
Cadmus- mythical founder and first king of Thebes, a city in central Greece where the play takes place
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Pay attention to details as you read. Connect the details to your overall understanding of the text, its themes, motifs, characters, and developing plot.
Who are the supplicants and why have they come?
What is different about how the play is shown in this film rendition?
Pay close attention to the film’s representation of The Chorus. What is the role of The Chorus in the opening scenes?
.. Good men ought not to be shown passing from prosperity to misfortune, for this does not inspire either inspire pity or fear, but only revulsion; nor evil men rising from ill fortune to prosperity.. neither should a wicked man be seen falling from prosperity into misfortune.. We are left with the man whose place is between these extremes. Such is the man who on the one hand is not preeminent in virtue and justice, and yet on the other hand does not fall into misfortune through vice or depravity. He falls because of some mistake:'[often mistranslated as a tragic (moral) flaw].